Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Penang Island

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Explore the topographic and biological variety of Malaysia at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), 2,562 hectares (6,330 acres) of protected landscape and wildlife. Head down to the beach to meet the crab-eating macaques living there, and pay a visit to the turtle breeding beach nearby. Spot stork-billed kingfishers around the wetlands, and discover the many species living in the mangroves: with six different types of habitat here, the diversity of animal and plant life is extensive. Once you've seen it from the ground, head up to the canopy walkway to gain a different perspective on the park's abundance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) by using our Balik Pulau itinerary maker.
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  • You need to be a little bit fit for this walk. You can go to different stops along the way all the way from monkey beach, the lighthouse and turtle beach. Just depends how much time you have available...  more »
  • Nice and easy hiking through the jungle. You can meet monkeys, some lizards... it's really surprising! Monkey beach beach is superb. It's too bad that the whole is ruined by waste, but it's still a nice trip. Plan 1: 00 bus from Georgetown (101, crowded bus Sunday)
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  • Our first hike in the National Park was to Kerachut Beach and it was fantastic. Round trip was about 7 km round and it's basically an "up and over". The quality of the trail was very good. The steeper...  more »
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  • A nice break from George Town's hustle and bustle. You can take a bus or rent a motobike and take an easy ride up the coastal road to Teluk Bahang. At the edge of town, the entrance to the park is there. There are trails that you can hike that will occupy you for at least half a day. Hike through the jungle and come out to pristine beaches. There is a turtle sanctuary in the park too. If you take the path I took, it will bring you out to a huge cemetery. There are places that you can camp out in for as many days you have on your visa.
  • Note: the canopy walk is still closed at this time (going on 2 years). Put on your trekking shoes and don a daypack. There are some pretty good trails and loops for an afternoon or half day hike. Don't expect to find monkeys on the beach just because of the name; they're wild animals after all. Likewise, expect to stumble upon tree roots and rocks at some stages in your hike. If you want to fork over 40 ringgit, there are water taxis to take you back to the park entrance from Pantai Kerachut and other beaches. Don't forget to sign in to enter the park.
  • A good break from the city scene. Check with the office before you start especially during rainy season as walking tracks may not be safe. A few stalls offering boat rides to the various beaches. There's parking at the right of the park entrance - RM3. Limited spots with shelter. Turtle sanctuary is small with some cute baby turtles and 2 adults- interesting if you haven't seen them before.
  • We had a great hike through the forest. We walked to the Turtle Sanctuary about 1 and 1/2 away. We then got a guy to give us a boat ride back. They try to go with a standard fee of 80 ringgit for the boat back from the turtle beach but they are open to negotiation.
  • Paths could use some maintaining and overpriced boat charters should be cracked down on